Department ofEnglish


INA Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize

Awards are made for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student. Deadline: No later then November 21, 2013


The Ina Coolbrith poetry prizes were established by friends of Ina Coolbrith, former Poet Laureate of California. Approximately five hundred dollars is available annually for prizes.
Awards are made for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student at the system-wide University of California  campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and St. Mary's College.
DEADLINE: All entries by SCU students must be submitted to Kirk Glaser, Department of English, no later than Thursday, November 21, 2013. Entries may be sent by email ( or campus mail, or placed in Dr. Glaser’s mailbox, St. Joseph’s Hall, Room 222. Manuscripts should be typewritten or clearly printed (in .doc/docx files for email). Students should retain duplicate copies since the manuscripts will not be returned.
Each participating campus may submit three entries selected from the submissions at their campus, which are forwarded to U.C. Berkeley for final judging. 
Each entry should include the following information in the upper right hand corner of the manuscripts:
The last four digits of the student's campus identification number
The name of the contest.
Student entry information should be on a separate sheet and should include the following:
Student's name
Local Address
Permanent Address
Phone Number
Student's email address
Last four digits of student's campus identification number